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Taking Kids Fishing is as Much Fun as Ever

With Summer on its Way, It’s Time for a Venerable (Though Much Maligned) Tradition

by Sean OBrien

Opening day is a ritual in many families.  It’s the official turning point when winter changes over to spring.  The birds are out, the water is still cool, and the trout are ready.  Bass are beginning to spawn and sit on the beds, and lakes and streams and rivers begin to swell from the ice and snow melt.  It’s beautiful, and calming, and very peaceful, and all of that can be changed in 5 seconds by a child who doesn’t want to fish. Continue reading Taking Kids Fishing is as Much Fun as Ever

Six Ways to Protect Your Fishing Hole

Fishing Hole By Ben Team

Anglers aren’t the only people to enjoy lakes, ponds and rivers, but we are definitely among the most active aquatic recreationists.  We also have the most to lose should our fishing hole be spoiled.  As such, most of us guard our favorite fishing hole from swimmers and tubers as though they were state secrets.  However, far greater dangers lie in pollution, invasive species or population declines.  Accordingly, it is incumbent on us, the anglers of the world, to do our part to keep the lakes, rivers and ponds of the world healthy.  This doesn’t take an unreasonable amount of effort either; by embracing these six steps, you can help ensure your favorite fishing hole remains productive for years to come. Continue reading Six Ways to Protect Your Fishing Hole

Fly Tying with Unconventional Materials

With a Little Creativity these Unusual Materials Can Help You Tie Flashier, Tastier Looking Flies

Fly Tying by Debbie Kay

Fly tying can be a relaxing hobby, and a good fly tier can hook more fish while saving money to boot.  But in some cases, traditional materials can become expensive, especially when they’re in demand for high demand for other uses.  A few years ago, the trend of rock stars weaving feathers into their hair created a run on an item sought-after by fly tying artisans, and jacked up the price.  Luckily, anglers can be as resourceful as they are crafty, and there are plenty of other materials to be had.  Here is a list of just some of the materials to look at if you’re interested in tying something new.  Don’t see your go-to material on the list?  Offer your own unconventional fly tying materials in the comments.

Unconventional fly tying materials Continue reading Fly Tying with Unconventional Materials

Seven Easy Fly Fishing Tips

A Few Simple Adjustments Can Be Night and Day for Fly Fishermen at Any Level

Fly Fishing Tips By Debbie Kay

Fly fishing is an art, with a long learning curve.  When it comes to technique, knowledge of species, localized conditions and the perfect fly for the perfect fish, there’s a lifetime of information to be learned.  However, there are several things that everyone from rookie to expert can use to immediately increase their success.  While hardly new information, the tips on this list are often neglected or forgotten.  These should all be no-brainers, but they are things that often get overlooked regardless of how much they can improve your fishing. Continue reading Seven Easy Fly Fishing Tips

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Kayak River Fishing is a World of its Own Kayak River Fishing By Sean O'Brien Kayak river fishing is a world of its own, requiring a large, specialized skill set to cope with the constant c...
Fishing in Bad Weather Fishing in Bad Weather By Gerry Federick Fishing in bad weather can be good, trust me, I know. I’ve spent more days fishing in the rain than I car...

Kayak River Fishing is a World of its Own

Kayak River Fishing By Sean O’Brien

Kayak river fishing is a world of its own, requiring a large, specialized skill set to cope with the constant changes of moving water.  Besides contending with the meandering of the river’s twists and turns, you will need 360 degree awareness, as well as a good sense of speed and timing, because the current can pick up and drop off at a moment’s notice.  The reward for developing those skills is a fishing vessel that’s rugged, portable and flexible, able to take you on just about any river in the world. Continue reading Kayak River Fishing is a World of its Own

Other Fishing Articles You Might Enjoy

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Sunday Quiz: Technique and Tackle Angler’s Club Magazine presents The Sunday Quiz By Ben Team Here's your latest installment of our Sunday Quiz, weekly questions to test your know...
Tips for Soft Plastic Lures Streamlining Your Strategy: The Versatility of Soft Plastic Lures By Ben Team Professional bass anglers often bring a dozen rods and several tackl...
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Tactics for Pressured Pond Bass Stealth along the Shore: Covert Tactics for Pressured Pond Bass By Ben Team If you're after wary pond bass, you had better be sneakier than they a...